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Lecture 'HAVEL, A LIFE' by Mr Michael Žantovský, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the UK

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March 2015 - The Friends held a lecture 'HAVEL, A LIFE' by Mr Michael Žantovský, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the UK and biographer of Havel, on 5th March 2015 at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic, London. Václav Havel, an intellectual, playwright, philosopher and President, was a key figure of the 20th century and Michael Žantovský was one...
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Lecture: 'Kilián Ignac Dientzenhofer (1689-1751) - Architect and Master Builder in 18th century Bohemia' by Caroline Cannon-Brookes

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February 2015 - The Friends organised a lecture in the Czech Embassy, London, 'Kilián Ignac Dientzenhofer (1689-1751) - Architect and Master Builder in 18th century Bohemia' by Caroline Cannon-Brookes, art historian, former lecturer at Leeds University, held on 5th February 2105. The event was organised with the co-operation of the Embassy of the C...
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The Prague Post reports on the exhibition ' Castles & Chateaux Rediscovered and Celebrated'

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December 2014 - The Prague Post reports on the exhibition ' Castles & Chateaux Rediscovered and Celebrated' "The exhibition opens with the monumental medieval gates of Karlštejn Castle, though which the Holy Roman Emperor and Czech King Charles IV would have walked; they have been witness to many skirmishes throughout history and now are opened...
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'The Velvet Revolution 25 Years on: An Émigré Perspective'

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November 2014 - Friends' lecture in London, organised with the support and co-operation of the Embassy of the Czech Republic 'The Velvet Revolution 25 Years on: An Émigré Perspective' The Friends held a lecture evening by Dr. Katya Kocourek, formerly of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London, who gave an absor...
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Friends' Lecture: Alphonse Mucha, his life and heritage

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October 2014 - Friends' Lecture: Alphonse Mucha, his life and heritage John Mucha, grandson of Alphonse Mucha, gave a fascinating talk to a large audience at the Czech Embassy about the fate of the Mucha family during the German Occupation of Czechoslovakia and then under the Communism and how Mucha’s own collection of his work was preserved under ...
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Summer 2014 - The Friends' Working Parties in South Bohemia

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Summer 2014 - The Friends' Working Parties in South Bohemia We were a mixed party with ages ranging from early 20s to mid 70s and included students, a retired architect, social workers and a food store manager. We helped to lay the drains, built walls and excavated a cellar to provide storage, with a particular focus on the Mauricovna, a building i...
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The Czech National Trust launched in London

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June 2014 - The Czech National Trust launched in London The Czech National Trust was officially inaugurated at a formal dinner at the Reform Club in London, attended by HE The Czech Ambassador Mr Michael Zantovský, representatives of Parliament and the Czech Government, and many distinguished members of the international heritage community, includi...
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Exhibition: HERITAGE – 25 Years of Cooperation between the British and South Bohemian Heritage Workers

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May 2014 - Exhibition: HERITAGE – 25 Years of Cooperation between the British and South Bohemian Heritage Workers, at the NPÚ Gallery, České Budějovice, Czech Republic  The National Heritage Institute (NPÚ) České Budějovice opened an exhibition featuring the last 25 years of work influenced by the exchange of ideas and expertise between the lo...
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FRIENDS' LECTURE in the Embassy of the Slovak Republic, London.

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May 2014 - FRIENDS' LECTURE in the Embassy of the Slovak Republic, London. 'The English Language Discourse Surrounding the Transfer/Expulsion of the Sudeten Germans' The title might have sounded disconcertingly academic but Dr. Martin Brown of the American International University in London delivered a t...
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ČTK REPORTS ON THE FRIENDS' WORK IN MORAVIA

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April 2014 - ČTK REPORTS ON THE FRIENDS' WORK IN MORAVIA Uherčice, South Moravia, (ČTK) - The British group The Friends of Czech Heritage will provide some 900,000 crowns for the renewal of the first room of the dilapidated Uherčice château which the state plans to restore, the château's administrator Eva Stepánová said Tuesday. The Uherčice châtea...
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